The Federal Executive Council (FEC) on Wednesday, February 3, approved twenty new private universities to be cited in different parts of the country.
The resolution was made after Adamu Adamu, the Minister of Education presented a memo before the council.
Adamu explained that the newly-established higher institutions are to be given provisional licenses to run for three years from the National Universities Commission (NUC), Daily Nigerian reports.
Full list: 20 new private universities approved by FEC
He went on to note that the growth of the universities will be monitored and evaluated by the ministry of education.
The approved institutions are:
- Topfaith University, Mkpatak, Akwa Ibom state
- Thomas Adewumi University, Oko-Irese, Kwara state
- Maranathan University, Mgbidi, Imo state
- Ave Maria University, Piyanko, Nasarawa State
- Al-Istiqama University, Sumaila, Kano state
- Mudiame University, Irrua, Edo state
- Havilla University, Nde-Ikom, Cross River state
- Claretian University of Nigeria, Nekede, Imo state
- NOK University, Kachia, Kaduna state
10 Karl-Kumm University, Vom, Plateau state
- James Hope University, Lagos, Lagos state
- Maryam Abacha American University of Nigeria, Kano, Kano state
- Capital City University, Kano, Kano state
- Ahman Pategi University, Pategi, Kwara state
- University of Offa, Offa, Kwara state
- Mewar University, Masaka, Nasarawa state
- Edusoko University, Bida, Niger state
- Philomath University, Kuje, Abuja
- Khadija University, Majia, Jigawa state
- Anan University, Kwall, Plateau state